Ike uncovers mammoth tooth

Posted on October 3, 2008 by


Paleontologist Jim Westgate holds the tooth

Dorothy Sisk, a homeowner whose beachfront property near Caplen, Texas was destroyed by Hurricane Ike, discovered this football sized tooth that Lamar University paleontolgist Jim Westgate identified as belonging to a Columbian mammoth. The tooth will likely be displayed at the Texas Memorial Museum in Austin.  AP story here.